Jeep Compass to get a mid-life refresh this year.
A test mule of the upcoming Compass Facelift spied.
2020 Jeep Compass to get exterior and interior upgrades.
An upcoming facelift could get a new BS6-compliant 1.3-litre Firefly turbo-petrol engine.
2020 Jeep Compass Facelift to be launched in the second half of this year.
Jeep seems to be prioritising a facelift for the Compass SUV over the 7-seat version of the car. A test mule of the facelifted Jeep Compass has been spied for the first time but is covered in heavy camouflage from head to toe.
In terms of design, expect the 2020 Compass to carry forward it's bold and rugged styling, along with its muscular stance; which sets it apart from its competitors. However, the car will likely feature some cosmetic changes, both inside and outside.
Internationally, the current-gen Jeep Compass has been on sale since 2016 and is in dire need of a mid-life refresh to keep it relevant in the compact SUV segment (globally). All its international competitors, including the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV-4, Kia Sportage, Mazda CX-5 are relatively newer.
The 2019 launches of the Tata Harrier and the MG Hector in India have also made life difficult for the Jeep Compass in the country, and a facelift might be the solution.
The 2020 Jeep Compass will likely be getting a new BS6-compliant 1.3-litre Firefly turbo-petrol engine to replace the current 1.4-litre Multiair II engine. The new engine is offered on the Jeep Renegade and Fiat 500X globally and comes in two different states of tune – 150 PS/270 Nm and 180 PS/270 Nm. Transmission duties are handled by a 6-speed manual, a 6-speed DDCT or a 9-speed ZF automatic gearbox.
The 2020 Jeep Compass Facelift will first go on sale in the Brazilian market, followed by a launch in India in the second half of this year. Upon launch, the mighty SUV will continue to rival the MG Hector, Tata Harrier and the Mahindra XUV500 in the country.